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by Emin Alper

FRENZY

Synopsis

Istanbul is in the grip of political violence. Hamza, a high-ranking police officer offers Kadir a conditional release from prison. To be released he has to accept to work in the new intelligence unit of garbage collectors. Kadir accepts, and starts collecting trash from the shanty towns, checking to see whether it contains material related to bomb-making. Kadir finds his younger brother Ahmet in one of those neighborhoods. Ahmet works at the municipality as part of a team responsible for destroying stray dogs. Ahmet’s unwillingness to bond with Kadir as brothers, in spite of Kadir’s insistance, lead Kadir to plot conspiracy theories to explain Ahmet’s distance.

Director

Born on August 13th 1974, Emin Alper was trained in economics and history and holds a Ph.D in Modern Turkish History. His first feature, ‘Beyond the Hill’ (2012), received numerous awards, including the Caligari Film Prize from the Berlin International Film Festival; it was named Best Film in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. He teaches in the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at Istanbul Technical University.

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY:
2015 FRENZY (ABLUKA)
2012 TEPENIN ARDı (BEYOND THE HILL)

Cast

Kadir - Mehmet Özgür
Ahmet - Berkay Ateş
Meral - Tülin Özen
Hamza - Müfit Kayacan
Ali - Ozan Akbaba

Crew

written and directed by Emin Alper
Producers Nadir Öperli, Enis Köstepen, Cem Doruk
Co-Producers Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin, Laurent Baujard, Doruk Acar
Music Cevdet Erek
Director of Photography Adam Jandrup
Production Design İsmail Durmaz
Costume Design Nurten Tinel
Sound Engineer Fatih Aydoğdu
Sound Design Cevdet Erek
Sound Editing Cenker Kökten

Technical Data

Format: DCP / 1.85:1 / color / 5.1
Length: 117 min
Original language: Turkish

ORIGINAL TITLE: ABLUKA

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